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These 70 Quotes will Dare You to Do Great Things in 2018

If you love inspiring quotes so much you can have them for breakfast, then you are in for a treat. You need motivation to take the bold risks required to achieve great things this year and beyond. At some point in life we’re faced with the option of taking that risk or walking away.

Allow these amazing quotes dare you to take big steps this year. The last quote might surprise you.

  1. Belief in oneself and knowing who you are, I mean, that’s the foundation for everything great. —Jay-Z
  2. Keep away from people who belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. –Mark Twain
  3. Expect nothing, appreciate everything. —Unknown
  4. When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. –Lao Tzu
  5. Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. –T. S. Eliot
  6. Many great ideas have been lost because the people who had them could not stand being laughed at. –Unknown
  7. Risk more than others think is safe. Care more than others think is wise. Dream more than others think is practical. Expect more than others think is possible. –Cadet maxim
  8. Many people don’t focus enough on execution. If you make a commitment to get something done, you need to follow through on that commitment. —Kenneth Chenault
  9. Unless you choose to do great things with it, it makes no difference how much you are rewarded, or how much power you have. –Oprah Winfrey
  10. If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten. –Tony Robbins
  11. If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary. –Jim Rohn
  12. If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on. –Sheryl Sandberg
  13. People who don’t take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year. People who do take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year. –Peter F. Drucker
  14. Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit. –e. e. cummings
  15. If you’re going to be thinking anything, you might as well think big. –Donald Trump
  16. Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore. –Andre Gide
  17. The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open. –Chuck Palahniuk
  18. You can’t outwit fate by trying to stand on the sidelines and place little side bets about the outcome of life. Either you wade in and risk everything to play the game, or you don’t play at all. And if you don’t play, you can’t win. –Judith McNaught
  19. If things seem under control, you are just not going fast enough. –Mario Andretti
  20. Everyone has a ‘risk muscle.’ You keep it in shape by trying new things. If you don’t, it atrophies. Make a point of using it at least once a day. –Roger von Oech
  21. Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it. –Oprah Winfrey
  22. The person who risks nothing does nothing, has nothing, is nothing, and becomes nothing. He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply cannot learn and feel and change and grow and love and live. –Leo F. Buscaglia
  23. Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing. –Denis Waitley
  24. You can measure opportunity with the same yardstick that measures the risk involved. They go together. –Earl Nightingale
  25. The universe has no restrictions. You place restrictions on the universe with your expectations. –Deepak Chopra
  26. Do one thing every day that scares you. –Mary Schmich
  27. I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it. –Pablo Picasso
  28. Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. –Steve Jobs
  29. The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me. —Ayn Rand
  30. There is only one way to avoid criticism: Do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing. –Aristotle
  31. There’s something liberating about not pretending. Dare to embarrass yourself. Risk. —Drew Barrymore
  32. If you don’t build your dream, someone else will hire you to help them build theirs. –Dhirubhai Ambani
  33. You don’t concentrate on risks. You concentrate on results. No risk is too great to prevent the necessary job from getting done. –Chuck Yeager
  34. There is nothing a woman can’t do. Men might think they do things all by themselves but a woman is always there guiding them or helping them. —Marjorie Joyner
  35. The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself. –Mark Caine
  36. Always go with your passions. Never ask yourself if it’s realistic or not. –Deepak Chopra
  37. Creative people who can’t help but explore other mental territories are at greater risk, just as someone who climbs a mountain is more at risk than someone who just walks along a village lane. –R. D. Laing
  38. You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something–your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life. –Steve Jobs
  39. The most important thing to remember is this: to be ready at any moment to give up what you are for what you might become. –W. E. B. Du Bois
  40. Leap and the net will appear. –Zen saying
  41. Often the difference between a successful man and a failure is not one’s better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on his ideas, to take a calculated risk, and to act. –Maxwell Maltz
  42. I don’t think you’re human if you don’t get nervous. –Sidney Crosby
  43. There can be no vulnerability without risk. There can be no community without vulnerability. There can be no peace, and ultimately no life, without community. –M. Scott Peck
  44. A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for. –John A. Shedd
  45. Our lives improve only when we take chances, and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves. –Walter Anderson
  46. Think big and don’t listen to people who tell you it can’t be done. Life’s too short to think small. –Tim Ferriss
  47. You’ve got to keep fighting; you’ve got to risk your life every six months to stay alive. –Elia Kazan
  48. I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. –Michael Jordan
  49. Because if you’re prepared and you know what it takes, it’s not a risk. You just have to figure out how to get there. There is always a way to get there. –Mark Cuban
  50. When you take risks you learn that there will be times when you succeed and there will be times when you fail, and both are equally important. –Ellen DeGeneres
  51. To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself. –Soren Kierkegaard
  52. Don’t be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. –Ralph Waldo Emerson
  53. “Whether you’re a farmer, builder or engineer, the opportunities are equal: Just add a little‪ innovation.” —Strive Masiyiwa
  54. The time to take counsel of your fears is before you make an important battle decision. That’s the time to listen to every fear you can imagine! When you have collected all the facts and fears and made your decision, turn off all your fears and go ahead! –Gen. George S. Patton
  55. Many a man is praised for his reserve and so-called shyness when he is simply too proud to risk making a fool of himself. –J. B. Priestley
  56. Only those who play win. Only those who risk win. History favors risk-takers. Forgets the timid. Everything else is commentary. —Iveta Cherneva
  57. It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default. –J.K. Rowling
  58. The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. –Chinese Proverb
  59. I am thankful for all of those who said NO to me. It’s because of them I’m doing it myself. –Albert Einstein
  60. Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try. –Jack Canfield
  61. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, dream, discover. –H. Jackson Brown
  62. When you play it too safe, you’re taking the biggest risk of your life. Time is the only wealth we’re given. –Barbara Sher
  63. Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear. –George Addair
  64. Screw it, Let’s do it! –Richard Branson
  65. You can’t have everything you want, but you can have the things that really matter to you. –Marissa Mayer
  66. Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else’s. –Billy Wilder
  67. Integrity is better capital than money. You can accumulate it just like money, and you can use it just like money, but it goes further, and is enduring. —Strive Masiyiwa
  68. I want to stop transforming and just start being. —Ursula Burns
  69. I built a conglomerate and emerged the richest black man in the world in 2008 but it didn’t happen overnight. It took me 30 years to get to where I am today. Youths of today aspire to be like me but they want to achieve it overnight. It’s not going to work. To build a successful business, you must start small and dream big. In the journey of entrepreneurship, tenacity of purpose is supreme. —Aliko Dangote
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